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February 13, 2017, 6:46 PM

NBAA Petitions Court To Review SMO Shutdown Agreement

Despite the FAA's agreement to allow Santa Monica Airport to be closed in 2028, NBAA and others are fighting to keep the airport open.

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SMO
Sep 21, 2016 - 8:18 PM
In its filing, Atlantic Aviation is asking the FAA to issue a cease and desist order to prevent the city of Santa Monica from evicting the FBO.
Atlantic Aviation
Sep 14, 2016 - 11:26 AM
The complaint by Atlantic Aviation alleges that the city of Santa Monica is intentionally planning to limit services at Santa Monica Airport.
ForeFlight
Aug 31, 2016 - 10:45 AM
Data-driven aeronautical maps open up opportunities for ForeFlight Mobile's development team and for third-party developers as well.
SMO
Aug 30, 2016 - 12:16 PM
The FAA is warning the city of Santa Monica to treat pilots and tenants fairly while the airport remains open.
SMO
Aug 22, 2016 - 8:24 PM
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would help it hasten the closure of Santa Monica Airport.
SR20
Aug 16, 2016 - 11:49 PM
There must be a better way to replicate modern integrated flight decks in low-cost simulators so pilots can use them for realistic practice.
SMO
Aug 16, 2016 - 10:16 AM
The latest decision is the FAA's response to the city of Santa Monica's appeal in a complaint brought by airport tenants and operators.
Aug 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM
Avionics sales for the first half of 2016 amounted to more than $1.1 billion, according to the AEA.
Florida's Page Field
Aug 8, 2016 - 5:03 PM
The year-long project will launch in January, and will see the airport's main runway closed for nearly three months.
Aug 4, 2016 - 10:15 AM
Test flight involved a high-speed run followed by an in-flight break-up